Through its respective foundations, BANK OF AFRICA Group is committed to support the communities in its country network in order to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable populations and contribute to the local development. The Foundation’s activities centred around Education and Health go down in history, demonstrating the priority placed on human beings at the core of its initiatives, by contributing to the promotion of fundamental human rights, such as the right to a life with dignity and good health in a healthy environment.

The main goals of the Foundation’s activities are as follows:

  • Improve access to healthcare
  • Help populations to maintain a good health
  • Encourage prevention of diseases and advocate for health education
  • Assist underprivileged patients
  • Improve access to knowledge and training
  • Enable the marginalized populations to have access to good education, oriented towards the future, and in good conditions
  • Allow equal education and healthcare access to men and women

Objectives of sustainable development:

From a global perspective, the Foundation is aware of the urgent need to take action for development in harmony with people and the planet. In this sense, it is in alignment with the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda and hence, as a pan-African actor, contributes to the achievement of the seventeen sustainable development goals (SDGs), in particular SDGs 3, 4 and 5.



Today, BANK OF AFRICA Foundation consists of a network of dynamic and impactful local foundations, federated by a central support structure and joint strategic thinking. Seven structures are currently active in Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Madagascar, Niger and Senegal.

The strength of BANK OF AFRICA Foundation lies in its proximity to local populations, the voluntary and unconditional commitment of its members and the distribution of its activities throughout the territory of the countries where it operates – supported by the network of the bank branches.


With decades of experience and its local presence, BANK OF AFRICA Foundation was restructured in 2019 to create a network of dynamic and impactful foundations, federated by two central bodies, the General Secretariat of the Foundations for operational follow-up and the Foundation Council for strategic orientation. The Board is composed of representatives of the Group’s General Management, the Chairmen of the 7 BOA Foundations and the Directors of the home banks.

In each country of operations, a volunteer Executive Office represents the Foundation legally, develops projects and supervises the implementation of activities. There are about 40 Directors and of BOA Group staff members who ensure the good governance of BANK OF AFRICA Foundation across the BOA Group network.

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Created in 1999 in Benin, BANK OF AFRICA Foundation has inspired other countries in the region and was quickly established within the bank’s subsidiaries in Mali, Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Senegal, Niger and Côte d’Ivoire. The Foundation is currently present in seven countries in the continent and aims to extend its activities to all the countries within the BANK OF AFRICA network.

In 2019, the Foundation General Secretariat was created in Casablanca to unite local foundations by creating a central structure to coordinate the network, support transversal activities and joint reflection. The establishment of general guidelines, pooling of resources and centralization of certain procedures and arbitrations aim to reinforce the coherence, visibility and impact of the Foundations’ activities.

Centre National Hospitalier Universitaire de Cotonou au Benin